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Rand Paul Recovers from Coronavirus, Begins Volunteering at Hospital

Paul tested negative for the disease.

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced that he had tested negative for coronavirus after catching the viral disease earlier this month, signaling that the libertarian conservative senator has recovered from the disease.

Paul, an ophthalmologist, has begun offering his services as a volunteer physician at a Kentucky hospital in order to alleviate the pressures inflicted by the coronavirus in his state.

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Paul had entered quarantine on March 22nd after testing positive for the coronavirus. He’s the only Senator to test positive for the disease, although Mitt Romney and Mike Lee entered self-quarantine after coming into contact with individuals confirmed to have the disease.

President Donald Trump had sent Paul his well wishes after learning of the coronavirus diagnosis.

Paul had become the target of criticism from at least one liberal Senator for his quarantine procedures. Kyrsten Sinema had attacked Paul for utilizing the Senate gym and pool while waiting for the results of his coronavirus tests, although Paul maintains that he had taken the test as a purely cautionary measure without knowingly coming into contact with anyone who had the disease.

Kentucky has incurred roughly 1,200 diagnosed coronavirus cases as of Tuesday, with more than 60 people dying of the disease in the state.

 

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As Trump Leaves Office, Media Cites Ineffectiveness of Lockdowns and Democratic Leaders Display Eagerness to Reopen

Right on cue.

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With President Donald Trump’s impending exit from the White House, many are starting to perceive pivots from Democratic leaders and the mainstream media on the ineffectiveness of lockdowns and the reopening of society.

For example, Newsweek ran an article Thursday titled “COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows.” The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, found through a mathematical model that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on [COVID-19] case growth in any country.”

This is just one study, of course, so it may not reflect objective reality any more than one study which concludes that lockdowns saved “millions of lives.” But after getting bombarded with messages from the media that lockdowns were necessary—with the opposite message found only on explicitly conservative outlets like Big League Politics—it may seem too coincidental to see such a story while the changing of the presidential guard takes place.

Not only that, it also comes at a time when some Democratic leaders appear to be chomping at the bit to reopen restaurants, bars, and schools—after several months of harsh insistence that they all must stay closed in the name of “safety” and “public health.”

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On Monday, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York called for the reopening of the state’s economy “smartly and safely.”

“We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely,” Cuomo tweeted.

Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot put out a similar call on Thursday, saying that bars and restaurants need to reopen “as quickly as possible” because it will help those businesses survive and reduce the number of large private parties and gatherings.

And incoming president Joe Biden recently pitched a $175 billion plan to return children to school, $130 billion of which would be for public elementary, middle, and high schools, the other $35 billion for colleges and universities. Many teachers unions stubbornly refused to return to in-person classes for the longest time, but now that Biden has come out in support of in-person classes, don’t be surprised to see them suddenly change their tune.

The left is so predictable, isn’t it?

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